Molecular Diagnostics Technologists

Location
Hemet, CA
Posted
Apr 07, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Molecular Diagnostics Technologists



JOB SUMMARY:

The person in this position is a licensed Medical Technologist (MT) or Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Diagnostics who is responsible for day-to-day specimen processing, analysis, and results reporting. Performs data organization and statistical analysis and maintains training in advanced methods and software applications for bioinformatics.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  • Receive and process specimens according to department protocols.
  • Assists the Supervisor, Manager and Director with administrative functions such as ordering supplies and maintaining inventory.
  • Produces, interprets and reports accurate and precise test results.
  • Identify and correct problems that may adversely affect test performance or result reporting of patient samples.
  • Communicates pertinent section information/issues to supervisor, manager or another appropriate individual.
  • Performs instrument maintenance and method troubleshooting.
  • Validates new methods.
  • Works in the laboratory with PCR and other amplification technologies in the presence of plasma and other biological fluids of human and animal origin.
  • Performs molecular diagnostic techniques to include PCR, real time PCR gene sequencing, hybridization assays on DNA or RNA
  • Includes conducting rapid immunological and molecular test.
  • Maintains records, files, and organizes data in different software matrixes.
  • Directly investigates the performance of new and re-formulated assays
  • Handles CAP surveys.
  • Will be involved with clinical trial sample acquisition, testing and data organization, other clinical research organization tasks as needed.
  • Will received, record, organize and maintain the specimen biobank.
  • Assists in documentation and maintaining effective department QA/QC programs and monitors.
  • Must perform within the productivity expectations as set forth by current departmental guidelines.
  • Exercise all laboratory safety precautions and adhere to lab procedures as stated in procedure manuals.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in alignment with the industry's best security practices and regulatory guidelines to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information and other sensitive company data.
  • Must be familiar with and abide by the Corporate Compliance Program and all Corporate Policies, including the Privacy and Security policies.

 

 

 


EDUCATION & LICENSURE:


Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree preferred or equivalent Specialized Training with experience
National certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) as a Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Diagnostics or as a Medical Technologist (MT).
Must hold a valid State Laboratory License.
Maintains appropriate continuing education for certification and licensure.

EXPERIENCE


One year job-related experience preferred.
Computer proficiency required.

 

 

 

 

 

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